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True Price Of The Bland Settlement And Black Women's Custodial Deaths In Texas

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

The Bland family fought bravely and managed a victory of sorts, but there remains much to be done. A million-dollar settlement and the promise of procedural change fall short of what Sandra Bland and other black women deserve.

Ex-NFL Player And Wife Killed, Police Arrest Teen Son

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.31.2016 | Crime

Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife were pronounced dead after the couple’s teenage son shot them, police in Texas say. Authorities cha...

Why Did This Teenage Girl Murder Her Best Friends?

The Lineup | Posted 07.26.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

All photos: Courtesy of M. William Phelps Christine Paolilla always felt like an outsider. By the time she entered high school, Christine had suffer...

Murder Suspect Allegedly Posts Victim's Bloodied Body On Facebook

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.31.2016 | Crime

Texas police arrested 45-year-old Kenneth Alan Amyx after he allegedly posted photos on the Internet showing himself and the bloodied, lifeless body o...

The School Shooting That Shocked the Nation - 50 Years Later

Sherry Gray | Posted 05.26.2016 | Crime
Sherry Gray

Even after 50 years of debate, there are no easy answers. With each horrifying incident come more questions, more rhetoric on both sides, and no clear path forward.

Yet Another Man Loses His Life to Police Brutality, Yet Another Man Uncounted for

Harold Stark | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Harold Stark

Yet another dimwitted police officer who snapped, yet another innocent man who lost his life to meaningless police brutality. Nothing new there. Ever ...

Former Priest Charged In Decades-Old Beauty Queen Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.11.2016 | Crime

A retired Catholic priest who heard the last confession of a South Texas beauty queen before she was raped and murdered more than five decades ago has...

Texas Couple Accused Of Enslaving Nanny For 2 Years

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime

A Texas couple has been accused of holding a Nigerian nanny against her will for more than two years, all the while subjecting her to abuse and forcin...

'Blood Everywhere': Brutal Slaying Of Parents Unsettles Veteran Cop

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime

Police in Denton, Texas, have released chilling details in the case of a man who allegedly called police and confessed to killing his parents. Denton...

The Longest Armed Standoff In America May Finally Be Over

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.13.2016 | Crime

What is believed to be the longest armed standoff in American history is over -- sort of. While authorities have decided not to pursue the case, the m...

Marine Arrested In Road Rage Shooting Of Texas Student

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.06.2016 | Crime

Authorities have arrested a U.S. Marine in connection with the killing of University of North Texas junior Sara Mutschlechner, 20, who was shot in a r...

'Affluenza' Teen: What Happened? What's Next?

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense in a trial for a deadly drunken-driving wreck is being detaine...

'Affluenza' Teen Stall Tactics 'Delaying The Inevitable'

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for a Texas teen who cited “affluenza” as a defense in a deadly drunken-driving wreck may be attempting to stal...

Which Is Safer: Paris, France or Paris, Texas

Todd R. Miller | Posted 11.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Todd R. Miller

In the wake of the deadly Paris terrorist attacks, NPR's Robert Siegel interviewed Dr. Jean-Paul Fontaine, head of the emergency department at the Hos...

Texas Couple Behind Bars After Toddler Dies From Oven Burns

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.24.2015 | Crime

A Texas mother and her boyfriend are behind bars after police say the woman's toddler was baked to death inside an oven after being left home alone wi...

Texas Man Stabs Robbery Suspect With Pumpkin Carving Knife

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weird News

A Dallas-area father carving jack-o-lanterns with his 7-year-old daughter for Halloween stabbed a suspected car thief with a knife after the alleged c...

Texas Executes Its 12th Inmate Of 2015

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.29.2016 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man already being sought for a neighbor’s slaying when he killed a Dallas police officer outside a club was execu...

Teen Disappears En Route To Church, Found Murdered In Minivan

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

Police in Texas are asking the public to help identify a suspect in the murder of Zoe Hastings, an 18-year-old girl missionary prep student, found dea...

Missing 6-Year-Old Alexis Johnson Spotted In Louisiana

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

Update: Oct. 13 -- Alexis Johnson was found safe in Louisiana late Monday. Authorities have arrested her alleged abductor, Harvey Eugene York Jr. No a...

Police Hunt For Alleged Mastermind Of Texas Dentist's Murder

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

Texas authorities have issued a murder warrant for a woman who allegedly orchestrated the slaying of a 35-year-old children's dentist, Dr. Kendra Hatc...

The University of Texas Faculty Are Watching Oregon Uneasily

The Conversation US | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

In the spirit of defending personal and organizational interests,I hope that the university will make provisions to protect the interests of the students, staff and faculty who want to work, teach and learn in gun-free environments where everybody can freely express his or her ideas without fear.

Texas Teen Accused Of Killing His Pregnant Mother

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.30.2015 | Crime

A 14-year-old Texas boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his pregnant mother. According to police in La Marque, a small cit...

Missing Mom's Family Says Husband Holds Key To Disappearance

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.25.2015 | Crime

A Texas man may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of what happened to his wife -- a mother of three who vanished six months ago, his mother-in-law...

Boyfriend’s Ex Questioned In Murdered Dentist Case

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.10.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Texas have allegedly connected a vehicle used in the violent slaying of Kendra Hatcher to her boyfriend's former girlfriend. According ...

Who Wanted This Dentist Dead?

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.08.2015 | Crime

A murder mystery is playing out in north Texas, where detectives are trying to determine a motive in the slaying of a children's dentist. Kendra Hatch...